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Recently several military historians have suggested that the ordinary foot soldier, not the generals, determine the course of a battle.
A) the ordinary foot soldier, not the generals, determine
B) the ordinary foot soldier, rather than the generals, determine
C) it is not the generals but ordinary foot soldiers that determines
D) it is the ordinary foot soldiers, not the generals, that determines
E) ordinary foot soldiers, not the generals, determine
Please explain your reasoning
Last edited by nocilis on 22 Feb 2005, 08:58, edited 1 time in total.
Sorry guys, I'm late.
It should be E.
A and B are blindly ruled out for their dissimilar comparision of singular/plural.
C and D are ruled out for the wrong subject/verb combination.
E is simple and precise.